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Johnson InstituteHelping those who don't want help.In Intervention: How To Help Someone Who Doesn't Want Help, Dr. Vernon Johnson describes the process that has successfully motivated thousands of chemically dependent people to accept help. In simple terms, this book shows how chemical dependency affects those around the addicted person, and teaches concerned people how to help and how to do it right.
The term 'versified prints' is used to describe images that are accompanied by poetic explanatory text. They were immensely popular and diffused throughout Europe in the eighteenth century, and many were shown at the Salon du Louvre. Although not all print verses are signed, their authors include occasional poets and members of the Académie Française. These prints remain among the most accessible documents for the study of art and society, but have never been examined before for their historical and cultural context.With 112 full-page reproductions, Versified Prints offers an engaging and informative introduction to these intriguing works. W. McAllister Johnson's guide discusses print production, the nature of sources, and the relationship and transformations in both text and images. Proposing a typology and methodology for this artistic phenomenon, Versified Prints enhances our knowledge of this fascinating new area of research and lays the groundwork for future studies. Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder.
"Constructive engagement" became a catchphrase under the Clinton administration for America's reinvigorated efforts to pull China firmly into the international community as a responsible player, one that abides by widely accepted norms. Skeptics questioned the effectiveness of this policy and those that followed. But how is such socialization supposed to work in the first place? This has never been all that clear, whether practiced by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan, or the United States. Social States is the first book to systematically test the effects of socialization in international relations--to help explain why players on the world stage may be moved to cooperate when doing so is not in their material power interests. Alastair Iain Johnston carries out his groundbreaking theoretical task through a richly detailed look at China's participation in international security institutions during two crucial decades of the "rise of China," from 1980 to 2000. Drawing on sociology and social psychology, this book examines three microprocesses of socialization--mimicking, social influence, and persuasion--as they have played out in the attitudes of Chinese diplomats active in the Conference on Disarmament, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban, the Convention on Conventional Weapons, and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Among the key conclusions: Chinese officials in the post-Mao era adopted more cooperative and more self-constraining commitments to arms control and disarmament treaties, thanks to their increasing social interactions in international security institutions.
Festive family life at its worst, from an acclaimed Irish author. All families are complicated, but some are more complicated than others. And Christmas can only make matters worse. After Ciara's estranged father is nearly killed by his second wife in a car accident - or was it an accident? - Ciara begins, gingerly, to reenter his life. As her troubled family gather for the holidays, is it too much to hope that they begin to find peace at last? Of course it is. With cross-dressing twins, new loves and an unpredicatably monstrous matriarch, Christmas was never going to be easy. But it proves both more disastrous and happier than any of them could have guessed.
In a house overlooking Dublin Bay, Mimi and her daughter Grace are disturbed by the unexpected arrival of Grace's daughter Polly, and her striking new boyfriend. The events of the next few days will lead both of them to reassess the shape of their lives. For while Grace's visitors focus her attention on an uncertain future, Mimi, who receives a messenger of a very different kind, must begin to set herself to rights with the betrayals and disappointments of the past.
New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston has captivated millions of readers with her sprawling, sensuous novels about the two opposing dynasties of Bitter Creek, Texas -- the Blackthornes and the Creeds. Now in her highly anticipated hardcover debut, Johnston tells an impassioned story of love and danger, ambition and family, that features the popular character Luke Creed, a young man who has turned his back on his family's ranch to pursue his fortune as an attorney at Houston's most powerful law firm. Even though the stress and the punishing hours of his job as a litigation associate at DeWitt & Blackthorne have cost him his marriage and quality time with his two young daughters, Luke Creed remains fiercely driven to succeed. When Luke takes on the defense of a pharmaceutical company in an explosive wrongful death suit that could make or break his career, he is surprised to find himself squared off against the woman he has always loved, Amy Hazeltine Nash, his high school sweetheart. A single mother recovering from a failed marriage, Amy is a passionate advocate for her bereaved client and is shocked that once-rebellious Luke is now a member of the Establishment, representing corporate interests. But Amy cannot deny the feelings that seeing Luke rekindles in her heart. Concerned that his client may be lying, Luke investigates the case more closely, which means spending more time with Amy with whom a new romance begins to blossom. But when one of Luke's colleagues dies under suspicious circumstances, he finds he is in danger of losing not only the case but his life. With help from Amy and a trio of fearless colleagues, Luke delves into a dangerous web of corruption that involves his client and his firm. In doing so he has no choice but to question the price of his own ambitions. From the towering skyscrapers of Houston to the majestic plains of south Texas ranch country, The Price sweeps readers into a powerfully engrossing, passionate novel that will keep them on the edge of their seats as it explores the questions of what is truly important in life and how high a price a person is willing to pay to achieve his or her ambitions.
"A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer." --Amber Hart, author of Before YouWish You Were HereOne last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.But the past isn't easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete's body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street. When she's with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now..."A fabulous, fresh new voice in YA." --Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton "Laura Johnston scores a touchdown with this coming-of-age love story." --Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper's Saga"This poignant, sweet romance gripped my heart from beginning to end."--Jennette Green, author of The Commander's Desire90,000 Words
What's the secret to achieving a sustainable competitive advantage? What will keep your customers coming back year after year? How can you invest in your employees, the community, your brand and still make money in epic economic darkness? Find out the secret recipe to success in Biscuitville, a worthy template for restoring trust in business everywhere.
Elvis Presley. Andy Warhol. Nike. Stephen King. Ellen DeGeneres. Sim City. Facebook. These American pop culture icons are just a few examples of entries you will find in this fascinating guide to religion and popular culture. Arranged chronologically from 1950 to the present, this accessible work explores the theological themes in 101 well-established figures and trends from film, television, video games, music, sports, art, fashion, and literature. This book is ideal for anyone who has an interest in popular culture and its impact on our spiritual lives. Contributors include such experts in the field as David Dark, Mark I. Pinsky, Lisa Swain, Steve Turner, Lauren Winner, and more.
Spaces of Geographical Thought examines key ideas - like space and place - which inform the geographic imagination. The text: discusses the core conceptual vocabulary of human geography: agency: structure; state: society; culture: economy; space: place; black: white; man: woman; nature: culture; local: global; and time: space; explains the significance of these binaries in the constitution of geographic thought; and shows how many of these binaries have been interrogated and re-imagined in more recent geographical thinking. A consideration of these binaries will define the concepts and situate students in the most current geographical arguments and debates. The text will be required reading for all modules on the philosophy of geography and on geographical theory.
A FATHER. A FIGHTER. A FINAL SHOWDOWN...The Loner has searched the frontier for his missing children and their vengeful, runaway mother. Now, in fog-shrouded San Francisco, his search ends--and the fight begins...HELL ON FRISCO BAYConrad Browning is The Loner, a man on a mission, crossing the country--and crossing a lot of bad men--to rescue his kidnapped young twins. The trail has led him all the way to San Francisco's perilous red light-district, where a crime lord is the proud father of newly adopted twins. The Loner knows his children when he sees them. But they're hostage to a brutal, violent mob feud. Then, just when he needs it most, The Loner is no longer alone: he is joined by his own father, Frank Morgan--the most notorious gunman in the West.A family's pain. A woman's betrayal. A city exploding in violence... The Loner has come to the right place to save his children. But will they get out of Frisco alive?
Most people have no idea that successful young businessman Conrad Browning is the son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan. And that's one secret he plans to keep--until his beautiful wife, Rebel, was kidnapped by a group of deadly bandits.Like Father--DeadlyLike Son--DeadlierWhen Conrad Browning's wife disappears in the untamed frontier, Conrad finds himself assuming the identity of his famous gunslinging father, Frank Morgan, to find her. But his hopes of rescuing Rebel are swiftly shattered--and now he's burning for vengeance, the old-fashioned way. So he fakes his own death and starts calling himself The Loner, becoming the deadliest gunfighter this side of his own father--ready to settle the score in blood and bullets. . .
Journey To A Killing GroundConrad Browning, a.k.a. The Loner, knows what it's like to a have a family and a home. And he knows what it's like to lose it all. Now, he has a met man living on the edge of sanity: a good man, a flawed man, a solitary man who might just cost The Loner his life... The Past Won't Let Him Go. The Future Is Even Deadlier.Jared Tate is an aging U.S. marshal who has saved lives, made enemies, and planted a lot of bad men in hallowed ground. But Tate is in deep trouble, the kind that comes from a troubled mind. Not remembering as much as he wants to, not forgetting as much as he should, Tate has one person to trust. Because the Loner has made Tate's enemies his own, taking on Tate's demons and Tate's fight. In the lawless and violent Kansas territory, a young wanderer and an aging lawman will journey side-by-side one last time--into a fight that will take every bullet they have...
The son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan, The Loner is fast with his fists, faster with a gun, and haunted by the demons of his past. . .The Way Of The WestWith his wife's killers dead and buried, Conrad Morgan--known as The Loner--is on his way to Mexico for some peace and quiet. But on the way he's sidetracked by some intriguing travelers who are hunting down a valuable golden artifact. They're not the only ones who want to get a hold of the treasure. A running gun battle with some killers lands The Loner and his cohorts in the Jornada del Muerto--a hellish, waterless wasteland in New Mexico Territory. And now it's up to The Loner to get himself and his new friends out of this arid stretch of land before they perish from thirst. . .or lead poisoning.. . .
His father was a famous gunman. But the Loner is quiet, careful, and the perfect choice to go undercover--and the key to success is not getting slaughtered. . .Hard Luck MoneyA beautiful young woman has an incredible story to tell: about her outlaw father, how he got busted out of jail, and then met a bloody end. Katherine Lupo believes her dad, a career train robber, was sprung by someone who wanted to set up Lupo for another crime--and then killed him when the job was done. A Texas Ranger believes her. And he turns to The Loner, a man with the guile and courage to go undercover and find out who was behind Lupo's escape and murder. Posing as train robber, The Loner finds what he is after: a cold blooded and deadly master criminal. But from the get-go, The Loner is fighting for his life, for the lives of men and women on the right side of the law--and one desperate shot to plant an evil man six feet under in Boot Hill.
Drifting into New Mexico Territory, Conrad Morgan, The Loner is turning his back on the past. Then he rides up on a wagon train of pioneers--and straight into an inferno of death and revenge. . . Out Of The Heat. Into The Fire. . .Led by a charismatic fool, a group of pioneers are crossing Apache territory, blind to the danger around them. The Loner would ignore the passing pilgrims if it weren't for a beautiful woman. Then, when he turns his back, the Apaches strike. The night is lit with an unholy fire. Mutilated bodies are left behind. And four women are taken prisoner across the Rio Grande. . .To go where no man should go alone, The Loner joins a brutal band of scalp hunters. His plan is to strike before a notorious Mexican slaver gets a hold of the captive women. But the first shots The Loner fires might be the easy ones. Getting out of Mexico alive--with two bands of enemies behind him and miles of desert straight ahead--will be the fight of The Loner's life. . .
He came West in search of the truth. Out here, the truth is more than enough to get you killed. . . Hunter And The HuntedConrad Browning had money, a manservant and a mission: to find his missing children and meet them for the first time. He's come as far as Denver, dodged a bullet from a beautiful assassin, and landed in a big buy-in poker tournament against a ruthless heavy-betting cattle baron with a plan of his own--to take this city slicker into the wilderness, and hunt him like an animal.But Rance McKinney doesn't know who he is facing. The son of legendary gunman Frank Morgan, Conrad goes by the moniker of the Loner. Now it's the Loner against McKinney, the hunter and the hunted. And when he's cornered, the Loner is the most dangerous beast of all. . .
In the heart of West Texas an ocean of troubles has come ashore--and the Loner is adrift in a sea of hungry sharks.Welcome Aboard. Now Die...They came from the sea: a former ship captain named Owen Bird who inherited a Texas ranch from his brother... A former pirate named "Black Terrance" Malone, who has arrived in the once peaceful Rattlesnake Valley with a crew of sea dogs to do his dirty work. And dirty work it would be, as Black Terrance begins a campaign of thieving and threatening, even targeting Bird's beautiful young niece. Into this storm rides the Loner--Conrad Morgan, son of the legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan. The Loner sees what no one else does: a war born on the high seas and a third party is biding his time--waiting to strike a death blow on solid, bloody ground...
He wasn't born to the gun. But a gunman's blood ran in his veins--and it was only a matter of time before there would be hell to pay. . .Six Days Of Killing. No Day Of Rest. . .Once he was a young, happily married businessman. Then he lost his wife to human madness and that young man was gone, replaced by Kid Morgan, the wandering son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan and the current occupant of a cell in Hell Gate prison. The Kid's crime? He looked too much like an outlaw who escaped from this very prison. So the Kid teams up with a fellow inmate with an escape plan, vowing to hunt down a look-alike killer on the loose. But in or out of prison, Frank Morgan's boy knows better than to trust anyone. And with Hell Gate behind him, any day could be his last. So every bullet must be his best.
The Loner intends to see justice served--until he realizes the line between good and evil is often blurred.Vengeance Is A Dangerous Game. . .Using an old cannon that once belonged to Napoleon's army, an outlaw gang has been bringing trains to a halt and then robbing them. Now Edward Sheffield--one of the owners of the railroad--wants to hire Conrad Morgan, known as The Loner, to wipe the gang off the map. The Loner isn't interested, especially when Sheffield's hot-blooded wife tries to seduce him into going after the gang's leader, Gideon Black--a renegade ex-colonel-turned-outlaw. But when the gang turns their big gun on a town, killing several innocent people, The Loner has to choose sides. The best way to take them out? Become one of them. And that's when The Loner uncovers some unsavory secrets--and finds himself caught between the middle of two ruthless forces. . .
In Utah the Loner finds religion--behind the barrel of a gun...SHOWER THE BRIDE WITH LEAD...The damsel is in distress, or so it seems to Conrad Browning. On his way across the wide, tall Utah territory to California, the Loner meets a beautiful Mormon girl on the run from a forced wedding--and the gun-toting faithful trying to hunt her down. But there are two sides to every story--and the ones you don't hear are the ones that can get you killed.The runaway bride has a little history of her own. Soon, the Loner touches off a storm of unholy gunfire, drawing blood from an outlaw and a death sentence from a patriarch. Among murderers and Mormons, Bibles and bullets, the Loner finds himself riding to a wedding--a ceremony he intends to crash with a vengeance...
The Loner strides sets out for another bloody showdown with the outlaws responsible for his wife's violent and senseless murder--and discovers his true enemy was far closer than he thought. . .Hell Hath No Fury. . .After Conrad Browning, known as The Loner, takes down the men who killed his beloved wife, he hightails it to New Mexico to visit her grave. There, he gets the surprise of his life: His ex-fiancée, Pamela Tarleton, backed up by a vicious gang of gunmen. Turns out the beautiful Miss Tarleton has a long memory--and she's never forgiven Conrad for breaking their engagement and marrying another. On top of that, she blames Conrad for her father's death. With a band of kill-crazy outlaws backing Pamela's play, the only way out for The Loner to survive the coming hell storm is by the gun.
In the West, he had legendary shoes to fill. Now the Loner is about to face his deadliest challenge yet. . .Bravery Is In The BloodThe son of legendary gunman Frank Morgan, Conrad Browning goes by the name Kid Morgan--the Loner--and forged a growing reputation of his own. But in the midst of a fight for his life, the Kid discovered that he too was a father: of twins he'd never met. Now, the Kid heads back east to pierce a mystery guarded by murderous criminals for hire. Why is his ex-fiancÈe hiding his children from him? And why is this secret worth killing to keep? The answers lead the Kid back to a small Kansas town and a tale of cruelty, greed and power--the kind of story his father always knew how to end: with courage and a gun. . .
The Loner didn't just bust out of jail, he busted out twice. The third time might be the charm-or a bullet in the belly.A Bounty On His Head. A Gun In His Hand.He didn't want much-just the chance to drift out of Texas into New Mexico Territory. That's when the Loner discovered there was a price on his head. A victim of mistaken identity, he broke out of Hell Gate Prison a few years back. Now, he's behind bars again, until a sheriff's love-struck daughter decides to come to his aid, and a beautiful bounty hunter-who also has eyes for the Loner-joins in.Riding out of the frying pan and into the fire of a land war, the Loner has all kinds of murderous cutthroats on his trail. But he doesn't have any problem with women-as long as they're willing to ride on the wild side once the lead starts flying.
The Price Of Gold A wagon train winding through the remote reaches of the Rocky Mountain high country can attract plenty of scavengers--some of them human--like Vic Bedell and his gang of cutthroats. All he wants is the women, who can be traded for gold mine supplies...or used for whatever else he has in mind. But he didn't count on Preacher leading that train.He Color Of BloodBedell's first mistake is leaving the First Mountain Man for dead. His second mistake is underestimating Preacher's strength...and cunning. And Preacher needs all he can get to lead a hundred and fifty helpless ladies out of captivity...through fifteen hundred miles of unforgiving territory filled with hostile Indians--and the deadliest threat of all: Bedell and his wild avengers...
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